The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Monday, February 2, 2009

Obscured by Clouds

By the way, do you know haiku?
It is very short poem in Japan.
It has only three lines.
In Japanese the lines have five, seven and five syllables.
But only in those lines, people can understand the poet's feeling.

Here is a famous haiku:
Furu-ike ya(古池や)
kazazu tobikomu(蛙飛び込む)
mizu no oto(水の音)

The old pond
a frog jumps in
the sound of water.

You might think "so what is that? or what does it mean?" after reading it.
Haiku has no logic, or no subject and conclusion.
It has just only feeling. That's all.
I can feel it but it is hard for me to explain what it intends...

In the past there was no camera,
and brush and color for painting might be so expensive,
so people clipped and painted the daily scenery by language, not by brush and color.

It is like photography or art.


Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.


Philip said...

Beautiful SILO shot I love the clouds in this one!

nanak said...

i agree!

Anonymous said...

The shot of the sun behind the clouds is a good one.

I read your explanation of Japan's Haiku and remember it from when I was there in the early 1950s. I also thought there is Haiku with 3-5-3 and even one other with a 7 in it but I forget as it was more than half a century ago.


Tony said...

Guapisima la imagen ese contraluz está chulisimo...saludos

Kate said...

Unusual shot! Your explanation of haiku and feeling is right on!

Jilly said...

I love the photograph and your explanation of Haiku is beautiful and moving.